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Bill Russell, basketball legend with record 11 NBA titles, dies at 88

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Bill Russell was one of basketball's all-time greats. He won a record 11 NBA titles, all with the Boston Celtics. But his dominance didn't stop off the court — he was a voice for racial justice, too.


A Major League Soccer 'Cupset' as Sacramento Republic advances to U.S. Open Cup Final

Friday, July 29, 2022

Sacramento continues its dream run as the first lower-division soccer team to get to the final since 2008 - with a chance to become the first non-MLS champion since 1999.


Sacramento is in the Open Cup final after beating another Major League Soccer team

Thursday, July 28, 2022

The finals are set for the U.S. Open Cup, and there's a huge surprise. Lower-division Sacramento stunned a Major League Soccer powerhouse — the first time that's happened since 2008.


Sacramento's Open Cup success proves a lower division team can compete with the best

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

The U.S. Open Cup is the country's oldest national soccer competition, and it's coming to an exciting finish. Insiders say Sacramento's run is an indication of the growth of the men's game in the U.S.


After more than 30 years, a multiday women's Tour de France is back

Friday, July 22, 2022

The women's race starts Sunday in Paris and lasts for 8 stages, ending July 31. The last multiday women's race was held in 1989.


A good broadcast plan may be key to the success of the female Tour de France

Thursday, July 21, 2022

When the Tour de France ends this week, another one begins — this time for the world's best female riders. For the first time in 33 years, women will compete in the most famous cycling stage race.


Saturday sports: Wimbledon finals; Brittney Griner missing from WNBA All-Star Game

Saturday, July 09, 2022

A controversial women's final at Wimbledon, plus the WNBA All-Stars Game in Chicago.


A seismic shakeup in college sports as UCLA and USC join Big Ten

Friday, July 01, 2022

A college sports seismic shakeup is underway with UCLA and the USC bolting the Pac-12 Conference for the Big Ten. The move consolidates power between two super conferences and portends more changes.


LIV golf lands in Oregon. Will it lead to a revolution in the sport?

Friday, July 01, 2022

The controversial Saudi Arabian-backed golf series known as LIV plays its first tournament in the U.S. this week. The breakaway series is already shaking up the golf world.


Biden faces pressure to help get WNBA star Brittney Griner released from Russian jail

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Dozens of civil and human rights groups wrote a letter to Biden urging him to help secure the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner. She's remained in a Russian jail since February on drug charges.


Title IX revolutionized female athletics but advocates say it's been a constant fight

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Fifty years ago, Title IX banned discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs. Advocates say it's been a fight to make sure girls and women get the opportunities promised.


NBA Championship: Golden State defeats the Boston Celtics 103-90

Friday, June 17, 2022

The Golden State Warriors have clinched the team's fourth NBA title in eight years, decisively defeating the Boston Celtics on the road, 103-90, to win the seven-game championship series, 4-2.


As the U.S. Open begins, the golf tournament is caught up in turmoil

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Some of the sport's biggest stars are under scrutiny for participating in a breakaway series funded by the Saudi Arabian government.


Saturday sports: Warriors beat Celtics in finals; Tampa Bay wants third Stanley Cup

Saturday, June 11, 2022

The Golden State Warriors trounce the Boston Celtics in the NBA finals, Tampa Bay Lightning seek a third Stanley Cup victory, and the Oklahoma Sooners softball team wins their world series.


PGA Tour suspends 17 players for their participation in Saudi-backed golf tournament

Thursday, June 09, 2022

The PGA Tour has suspended 17 players – including six-time major winner Phil Mickelson alo former world #1 Dustin Johnson – after they teed off at a controversial tournament backed by Saudi Arabia.


Dustin Johnson has quit the PGA Tour for controversial new Saudi-backed golf series

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

One of golf's leading stars, Dustin Johnson, has quit the PGA Tour to participate in a controversial new breakaway golf series. It's backed by Saudi Arabia and has created an uproar in the golf world.


Nadal dominates at French Open, and the Warriors and Celtics are tied in the playoffs

Monday, June 06, 2022

The sports world was busy this weekend with an NBA playoff game, the French Open and international soccer matches. NPR's Tom Goldman recaps the biggest moments.


Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics meet in the NBA Finals

Thursday, June 02, 2022

The best-of-seven series begins Thursday night. The Golden State Warriors, who have been in the Finals from 2015 to 2019, will take on the Boston Celtics.


Nadal advances after beating Djokovic in French Open quarterfinal match

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

In their 59th meeting, Rafael Nadal was victorious in a quarterfinal showdown against Novak Djokovic. There's been an ongoing rivalry between the two tennis greats.


Phil Mickelson skips PGA championship after he made controversial comments

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Golf's PGA Championship gets underway Thursday in Tula, Okla., but defending champ Phil Mickelson won't be there after he made inflammatory comments about a new Saudi-backed golf tour.